Final Exam Study - Anthropology 101 Final Exam Study Guide expressive culture provides a context in which cultural values and social institutions

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Anthropology 101 Final Exam Study Guide expressive culture: provides a context in which cultural values and social institutions are reflected upon, reinforced, or challenged may disturb the gods or awaken demons in U.S.: anxiety occasioned by play & expression is dealt by dismissing these activities as unimportant/operating on periphery if marginal: allows it to deal with socially dangerous themes [underground→mainstream] transhumance, nomads transhumance: form of seasonal migration practiced by pastoralists tribe or chiefdom organization some cultivation [wheat, millet, corn] nomadic lifestyle: environmental variables important to movement [animals needs] trade: goods, services, animals, slaves Numaym: descent group/extended family of Nimpkian house groups: associated with a place determines access to marriage partners, resources ritual, religion, magic, cosmology religion: cultural universal/used as social control magic: use of symbols to manipulate or control magic→religion→science [no clear definition: concepts overlap] cosmology: symbolic description of the universe
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Yin (darkness)/Yang (light): Chinese creation [Death of Chaos] religious practitioners and types of society (monotheistic, Olympian, communal, shamanic, etc.) art, human expression, function, examples art: generally refers to the manifestations of human creativity [self-expression] human expression: often first thing encountered in another culture [universal]
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Dr.sharynjones during the Fall '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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